Chemnitz tramway network ( German: ) is a Straßenbahnnetz Chemnitz network of tramways forming the centrepiece of the public transport system in Chemnitz, a city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany.
Opened in 1880 as a
horsecar system, the network was converted to an electrically powered system between 1893 and 1898. The network's gauge, originally 914 mm ( ), was 3 ft widened to 925 mm ( 3 ft ) by the outbreak of in 13⁄ 32 World War I. From the 1950s, the gauge was widened further, to ( 1,435 mm 4 ft ) 8 in 1⁄ 2 standard gauge, although the gauge conversion work was not completed until as late as 1988.
The network is currently operated by
Chemnitzer Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (CVAG) and City-Bahn Chemnitz (CBC).
As of 2015
, the network had six lines, as follows:
Schönau ↔ Straße der Nationen 11
continues as line 2 from Straße der Nationen to Bernsdorf
Bernsdorf ↔ Straße der Nationen 10
continues as line 1 from Straße der Nationen to Schönau
Hutholz ↔ Hauptbahnhof (via Stollberger Straße) 20
Gablenz ↔ Hutholz (via Annaberger Straße) 27
Altchemnitz ↔ Hauptbahnhof 16
Stollberg ↔ Hauptbahnhof 26
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Bauer, Gerhard; Kuschinski, Norbert (1993). Die Straßenbahnen in Ostdeutschland [ The Tramways in East Germany]. Band 1: Sachsen [Volume 1: Saxony]. Aachen, Germany: Schweers + Wall. ISBN 3921679796. (German)
Schwandl, Robert (2012). Schwandl's Tram Atlas Deutschland (3rd ed.). Berlin: Robert Schwandl Verlag. pp. 30–31. ISBN 9783936573336. (German) (English)
External links [ edit ]
Media related to Trams in Chemnitz at Wikimedia Commons
Coordinates: 50°49′55″N 12°55′20″E / 50.83194°N 12.92222°E